When I was a little girl, I learned the last verse of this poem in school. It’s a precious, simple, child-like poem full of truth.
A few years ago, I came across the entire poem (song) in our church hymnal. I know that Christmas is past, but these words are timeless and good for any season.
In The Bleak Midwinter
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.
by Christina Rosetti
Let’s give Him our hearts today.